Why study Working with Children & Young People?
Recently the children’s services have been transformed by the shift towards an integrated inter-agency approach where children’s welfare, including their social care, educational and health needs, is viewed holistically. This course aims to develop your understanding of key issues in this area. It also aims to prepare you for future career development as part of the Wider Children’s Workforce.
What will I study?
Based on an extended academic year which enables classes to be scheduled on one evening per week from 4 - 8pm. You will study twelve modules. An emphasis will be placed on learning in the workplace
though reflection and research. Modules may include:
- Children, Young People & Values
- Effective Communication & Developing Positive Relationships
- Working with Parents & Families
- Understanding Children’s & Young People’s Development
- Safeguarding Young People & Children
- Teams & Team-working within the Children’s Workforce
- Working with Children & Young People with Disabilities
- Independent Practitioner Research
- Understanding Care in a Multi-Agency Context
- Leading & Managing Change Within a Professional Caring Context
- Issues of Inclusion & the Wider Children’s Workforce
- Leading Multi-Agency Teams
- An Introduction to the Construction of Social Policy
- Understandings of Mental Disorders
*These are equivalent to Levels 4 and 5 of the National Qualification Framework.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will include writing essays and work-based reports, writing up case studies, giving presentations and producing teaching resources. There are no exams.
What sorts of jobs will our graduates get?
On successfully completing this degree in Working with Children & Young People, you can choose to progress to Level 3 of our BA (Hons) degree in Children, Young People & Families. Alternatively you may gain employment and/or further career progression within the Wider Children’s Workforce.
2 years full-time
Based on an extended academic year which enables classes to be scheduled on one evening per week from 4 - 8pm.
You will usually need:
- A pass in English Language GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent qualification e.g. Level 2 literacy basic skills or a certificate in Adult Literacy Level 2.
- Two A2 Levels (or equivalent)
- Satisfactory CRB check
You should have access to a workplace where you engage in work with children and/or young people. This might be through an existing paid employment role or through gaining access to a relevant long-term voluntary placement. Students come to us with a range of qualifications, so please contact us for personal advice.
How do I apply?
All part-time applications should be made direct to YSJ
Visit our how to apply web pages for more information